Diet & Biomarker Study (DABS-I) Inaugurated By Prof. Meenu Singh At A.I.I.M.S. Rishikesh

    Inam Ansari
    January18/ 2024
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    Prof. Meenu Singh At A.I.I.M.S. Rishikesh

    Rishikesh (The Hawk): A collaborative project between ICMR-National Institute of Nutrition (ICMR-NIN), Hyderabad and AIIMS Rishikesh “Diet and Biomarker Study India (DABS-I)” training programme is inaugurated by Chief Guest Prof. Meenu Singh, Executive Director & CEO, AIIMS-Rishikesh, DABS-I Uttarakhand State Nodal Officer Prof (Dr.) Vartika Saxena, Head, Community and Family Medicine, AIIMS-Rishikesh and Dr. Hemant Mahajan, Scientist and State Co-ordinator (DABS-I) ICMR-NIN for Uttarakhand at CENER Building, AIIMS, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand.
    The DABS-I project is being conducted across all states and union territories in India in three phases. The primary objectives are to (i) assess individual food and nutrient intakes among different age groups by using quantitative 24-hour dietary recall; (ii) assess the prevalence of anaemia, diabetes, obesity & other related nutritional biomarkers (blood) in the selected households; and (iii) assess food composition in commonly consumed cooked foods among urban and rural populations. As a part of DABS-I project, over the period of six to eight months data will be collected from 100 villages and urban wards from six districts (Haridwar, Nainital, Uddham Singh Nagar, Pauri Garhwal, Pittoragarh & Uttarkashi) of Uttarakhand State.
    Training Team and Staff of ICMR- NIN Dr. Devraj JP, Dr. Virendra Panpatil, Shri Vankudavath Raju Naik, Shri, P.V. Sunu and Dr. Aruna Talari were also present along with 26 project staff recruited for DABS-I Uttarakhand.